In conjunction with Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday, the museum also holds a free Family Day at its location in Makiki Heights, with entertainment and an art activity. A free shuttle bus runs between the Honolulu Museum of Art and Spalding House, so you can enjoy both events in one day.
May 15: Mālama Honua
Mālama Honua means “to care for the Earth.” Kids can create an environmentally friendly artwork that’s a reminder that we need to care for our island home.
• Kids will create a hanging sculpture out of clay and wire to hold a small air plant.
• Storytelling with Nancy Kulp: Noon-12:30pm and 2-2:30pm. Hear Nancy read The Island-Below-The Star, a tale similar to the Hōkūleʻa's journey about five brothers, each with a special gift of ocean navigation, who set their course by the signs of nature. Learn a Hawaiian song about caring for our island Earth!
June 19: Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting
Kids will use calligraphy techniques, watercolor, and maps to make a collage in a Chinese scroll style.
July 17: Form, Function, and Flow
Kids will make a project inspired by the Honolulu Surf Film Festival. There will be waves, wind, tides and surfboards.
August 21: Go for the Gold!
Let the Olympic competition continue at the Spalding House pool. Kids will make a float and race them, and then create a medal to celebrate their win.